UPC Wants Marriage Bill Recalled

Domestic violence has been on the rise in the country

British Airways and the Corporate League in partnership with Coca- Cola, prostate AAR, sale G4S and Asiatic sports have once again united to raise funds for disadvantaged children through a charity partnership, information pills Chimp Corps report.

The British Airways Charity Shield Football tournament that was initiated last year is on again this 2015.

The event in form of a mini football tournament is set to bring various corporate companies together at Kyadondo Rugby Club on March 1, 2015, with each contributing 1,000,000 million shillings to participate.

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During a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday, Faith Chaitezvi, British Airways Country Commercial Manager, Uganda, said, “British Airways and the Corporate League have amalgamated once again to make a difference through Corporate Social Responsibility, in achieving analogous goals and objectives.”

Faith said every child deserves hope and the chance of a bright future.

“This tournament is about giving children and their families a helping hand rather than a hand-out, creating a lasting change, giving street children access to education to giving young careers a break through,” said Faith.

Last year the charity event managed to raise five thousand pounds (£5,000), which officials say has been used for these initiatives in Uganda and some of the poorest countries in the world.


“I am pleased to report almost 30 companies have shown interest to participate in the tournament in comparison to the 24 companies that participated last year. This means we are growing and I encourage more companies to come on board to so we can raise more money for this cause which I am sure is supported greatly by many different companies as part of their activity plan.


“We promised to make this an annual event and have so far followed up and achieved this with the help of our partners,” Faith added.

Commenting on the upcoming tournament, Richard Kawere, Chairman of the Corporate League said, “We are eager to join BA once again and other companies to raise money for this noble cause, an activity clearly marked on our calendar after we launched our partnership last year.”

He continued: “We are not new to these kinds of games seeing as we always have an open season every year, but consider this more of a start to a new season of our games that member companies participate in.”

The games will be executed in group stages which will proceed to knockout stages to determine the teams that will proceed to quarter, semifinals and eventually the finals.

The winning team will receive the British Airways Charity Shield, gold medals and a British Airways World Traveller return air ticket while the 1st and 2nd runner ups will receive trophies.

Other awards will include top female player, top male player, most valuable player, including certificates to all participating teams,” Richard noted.
The ever increasing acts of domestic violence and brutal murder of innocent married women in the country has prompted the opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) party appeal to government and parliament in particular to re-table the Marriage and Divorce Bill.

“Despite the bill not being perfect, dosage we are in support of it because it is an improved solution to what is currently happening in many homes in the country, buy ” the party’s Vice President Joseph Bossa told journalists at the party headquarters at Uganda house.

Bossa blamed government for having not done enough in making the people understand the contents of the bill which is intended to maintain safety of women in homes.

“You hear someone say, I have not read the bill but am not supporting it, which means such a person is just blindly making a decision that is affecting the future of most Ugandans.”

Reportes of domestic vilolenc according to reports has been on the rise in the country. More than 50% of women in Uganda are said to have suffered some form of family violence.

The party spokesperson, Okello Lucima said that government needed to do more to ensure that there is ease in laying off cases of violence against women in the country’s courts of law.

“The women of this country are not respected by their husbands and government is just looking while their rights are being exploited by heartless men.”

Lucima added that it is not enough to only have women enrolled in leadership positions but still not considered to be having equal rights with men.

“The poor women are engrossed in just being cheerleaders than ensuring that their plight recognized and fought for.”

Lucima further noted that Uganda is a secular country whose laws must be blind to sectarian and religious fragmentations.


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